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Week 1:

Jan 18: Introduction and Overview
   Assignment: Think about project and project team
Jan 20: Principles of HCI; Working in teams; Class Project Brainstorming
   Assignment: Project Proposal assigned
   Reading: Pew (Introduction to HCI)

Week 2:

Jan 25: Sullivan Case Study; Project Coordinating
   Reading: Nielsen Ch. 1 - 4 Sullivan
Jan 27: User Centered Design
   Reading: Nielsen, Ch. 7, Gomoll

Week 3:

Feb 1: User Centered Design: Personas
   Reading: Cooper Ch 9-10, Holtzblatt
   Assignment: Project Proposals due
   Assignment: Personas, Task Analysis assigned
Feb 3: Practice Persona Development; Task Analysis
   Reading: Cooper Ch 11, Newman & Landay

Week 4:

Feb 8: Survey/Interview question writing
   Reading: Norman, Ch 1 & 2. Optional additional Norman reading
   Optional Reading:
      Links on how to write surveys
      Qualities of a good survey question
      Developing a questionnaire
      How to conduct an interview

Feb 10: Affordances, Mappings
   Reading: Norman, Ch 3 & 4.

Week 5:

Feb 15: Mental Models, Mappings, Metaphor
   Reading: Norman Ch. 5, Cooper (About Face, Ch 28), Raskin Ch 2., Bloopers Ch 5 (pp. 288-304)
   Assignment: Personas, Task Analysis due
   Assignment: Scenarios, Comparative Analysis, and Initial Design assigned
Feb 17: Locus of Attention, Modes, Errors
   Reading: Nielsen Ch. 5, Bloopers Ch 1 & 2

Week 6:

Feb 22: Guidelines; Heuristic Evaluation
   Assignment: Scenarios and Initial Design due
   Assignment: Low-fi Prototype and Test assigned
Feb 24: Low-fi prototyping and testing
   Reading: Rettig, Beaudouin-Lafon, Jesse James Garrett Interaction charts
   Assignment: Individual Assignment assigned

Week 7:

Mar 1: In-class project work
   Reading: Bloopers Ch 5 (pp. 248-288)
Mar 3: Wireframing; Card Sorting
   Reading: Robertson, Lamantia,
   Excel template for Robertson reading More Card Sorting Resources
    Example of the Card Sorting process

Results of exercise using Websort.net:
Plot of card sorting clustering results
XLS file with card sorting exercise

Week 8:

Mar 8: Formal Usability Testing
   Reading: Nielsen Ch. 6, Jeffries et al., Robson
Mar 10: Finish Formal Usability Testing; Midterm review/practice
   Assignment: Low-fi Prototype and Test due
   Assignment: First Interactive Prototype assigned
   Reading: Kurtenbach et al. '93 and '94.
   Reading: Practice Midterm

Week 9:

Mar 15: Layout and Graphic Design
   Reading: Bloopers Ch. 3
   Assignment: Individual Assignment due
Mar 17: Midterm

--Spring Recess--

Week 10:

Mar 29: Class Presentations
   Reading: Bloopers Ch. 6
   Assignment: Project Heuristic Evaluation assigned
Mar 31: Class Presentations
   Reading: Bloopers Ch. 7
  Assignment: First Interactive Prototype due

Week 11:

Apr 5: Guest Lecturer: Rachna Dhamija (Marti at CHI)
   Reading: Bloopers Ch. 4
Apr 7: In-class reports of Project Heuristic Evaluations (Marti at CHI)
   Assignment: Project Heuristic Evaluation due
   Assignment: Second Interactive Prototype assigned

Week 12:

Apr 12: CHI'05 highlights
Apr 14: In-class project problem solving
  Assignment: Second Interactive Prototype due
  Assignment: Pilot Usability Study assigned

Week 13:

Apr 19: KLM, GOMS, and Fitt's Law
   Reading: Hochstein
Apr 21: Alternative Prototyping Methods
   Reading: CHI prototyping papers

Week 14:

Apr 26: Ubicomp, Augmented Interfaces, Tangible Interfaces
   Reading: Weiser, Bergman & Haitani
Apr 28: Search User Interfaces
   Assignment: Pilot Usability Study due
   Assignment: Third Interactive Prototype (Final Writeup) assigned

   Reading: Yee et al.

Week 15:

May 3: Class Project Presentations:
    SIMS Alumni Network

May 5: Class Project Presentations:


Finals Week:

May 11: Third Interactive Prototype / Final Project Writeup due